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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 104,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
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Do you mean service manual or owner's manual?
Just to muddy the water a bit more, there is also a 229.3 and a 229.51 MB spec. Until our resident chemists chime in, use the Mobil1 0W40 229.5 spec oil in your 2002 E-Class. I wouldn't use the term override as much as I would define the higher numbered specs as a slight improvement in quality over the lower ones. I've never heard of the Tri-Synthetics.
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